Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, LC2015 - Le Corbusier, 50 years later

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Le Corbusier’s Postwar Painterly Mythologies
Genevieve Hendricks

Last modified: 12-11-2015


Abstract: Le Corbusier’s graphic output was prolific, consisting of hundreds of paintings, thousands of drawings and watercolors, and scores of collages, lithographs, and murals throughout his career. By the late 1940s his double-nature as artist-architect emerged as a key component to his work, as he highlighted the correlations and correspondences that informed his creative endeavors. His post-war works, specifically his series of Taureaux paintings, reveal the development of such themes as well as the transformation of earlier works as he turned to a mythologically-inspired vocabulary of totemic figures and animals, developing a private cosmology of sun and moon, male and female, the machine and Mediterraneità.


Keywords: Le Corbusier, Visual Arts, Painting, Taureaux.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/LC2015.2015.828

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